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    sarahlowe Guest

    More queries

    Hi, I was wondering if you would be able to help me on a few of other queries that are bending my brain...

    1. when you understand how language works

    In this sentence is 'how' a noun or an adjective?

    2. I tripped on the kerb while crossing the road

    Is 'crossing the road' the subordinate clause or does this sentence contain two main clauses

    3. One of the most interesting things you can study

    In this sentence is one acting as a determiner for the noun things?

    Thank you again for your help

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    Re: More queries

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahlowe
    1. when you understand how language works
    In this sentence is 'how' a noun or an adjective?
    Here's a hint: a noun functions as an object, and an adjective modifies a noun. Moreover, an adverb answers the question in what way and by what means.

    2. I tripped on the kerb while crossing the road
    Is 'crossing the road' the subordinate clause or does this sentence contain two main clauses
    Here's a hint: 'while' is a subordinating conjunction.

    3. One of the most interesting things you can study
    In this sentence is one acting as a determiner for the noun things?
    Here's a hint: determiners sit close to the nouns they modify. For example,

    The car.
    One car.
    The blue car.
    One blue car.

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    Re: More queries

    Thanks very much- the hints were really helpful to get things clear in my mind

    Best regards Sarah

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    Re: More queries

    You're welcome.

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